Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Hairy Cell Leukemia

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_2553-2

Synonyms

HCL

Definition

A chronic lymphoid leukemia, a B-cell disease; the abnormal cell has hairlike cytoplasmic projections on its surface. The disease is easily controlled, and about 10 % of patients never require therapy. In cases where the disease progresses, 5-year survival rate after therapy with cladribine or Interferon-α (IFN-α) is approximately 85 %.

Keywords

Survival Rate Cancer Research Cell Leukemia Abnormal Cell Hairy Cell Leukemia 
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See Also

  1. (2012) Interferon. In: Schwab M (ed) Encyclopedia of cancer, 3rd edn. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, p 1888. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_3090Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany